A group of EEB-ers (and friends) went rafting on the Ocoee last weekend. The trip was organized by Zach Marion, a grad student in the Fitzpatrick lab who is also a raft guide for RaftOne (http://www.raft1.com/). Everyone who participated had […]
The incoming cohort of EEB graduate students is one of the (if not the) largest ever! Welcome to all 18 of you!
Gary McCracken took 3 graduate students (Amanda Janicki, Riley Bernard, and Melqui Gamba Rios) to the International Bat Research Conference in Costa Rica in August. It was the largest bat meeting ever, with over 600 participants from 55 countries. Below […]
Anna (Annie) Furches won third place in the Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge Ideation Challenge in April. Competitors submitted innovative concept papers describing new ways users can interact with the content and tools in Web of Knowledge. This link contains […]
Graduate students Jeremiah Henning (Classen Lab) and Quentin Read (Sanders Lab) were just invited to participate in the Boreal Forest Ecology Course in Sweden. The course, led by David Wardle at SLU (http://www.seksko.se/en/research/researchers/senior-researchers/70-david-wardle.html) is competitive to get into and attracts […]
Five Six current or incoming EEB students were awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships or honorable mentions: Awards: Rachel Fovargue (Armsworth lab) Lauren Breza (Classen lab) Angela Chuang (incoming Riechert lab) Honorable mentions: Brian Looney (Matheny) Katie Massana (Schilling & O’Meara) Quentin […]
The UT Chancellor’s Office gives annual awards to recognize “extraordinary achievements” for faculty, staff, students, and other members of the EEB community. EEB-associated members received a disproportionate number of awards, including half of the awards for community service: Gary McCracken […]
EEB PhD student Jessica Welch, a grad student with Gary McCracken and Dan Simberloff, recently received grants to study how invasive species affect a bat. From her abstract: Aguiguan, a small island in the Northern Mariana Islands, is home to […]
PhD student Jennifer Krauel (a Gary McCracken student) was recently funded by Bat Conservation International for her project, “Identifying insect communities fueling bat migration in an agriculturally important area”. Her project involves high throughput sequencing of bat guano to identify […]
EEB PhD candidate Riley Bernard was featured in the Knoxville News Sentinel for her research on white nose syndrome in bats in Tennessee. The full article is here. Riley is part of the McCracken lab.